bands/musicians The Best EDM Artists  

Reference
Originally by
96.5k votes 12.1k voters 718.9k views 316 items Embed

List Rules Vote up and add all of your favorite EDM musicians of all time.

Over the past 20 years, electronic dance music or EDM, has become one of the most popular music genres in the world. In fact, in many circles, electronic dance music artists are considered the new incarnation of rock stars. Including the best young EDM artists, electronic music duos, and EDM trios, these artists have struck a chord with their most ardent supporters and are currently producing some of the best EDM songs of 2018. The biggest and best EDM artists have the rare ability to command big dollars at their club and festival appearances, and are often listed near the top of richest musicians. Their songs are considered some of the best EDM music out today.

So who is the best EDM artist? There are many types of edm music, so it is difficult to name the best electronic artists without delving deeper into the subgenres. The question of who is the best is one that fans of the many subgenres of dance music have been trying to answer for some time. Some would call comparing the best house artist to other electronic dance music artists extremely difficult. Yet the beauty of determining who should be at the top of this list is that it includes all musicians who fall under the umbrella of dance music, electronic (or electro) and club music. But, seeing the legends who populate this list, like Daft Punk and Tiesto, to superstars like Avicii and Skrillex to the next generation dance music artists like Martin Garrix are all on this list. If you love EDM music artists and can't wait to get to see your favorite DJ perform, then you're definitely going to want to vote on this list. Some of the best EDM music is represented on this list.

The list should include most of the popular good electronica artists, so if there are any missing, please feel free to add them  So, "who are the best electronic dance artists of all time?" and "Who is the greatest EDM music artists ever?" These are the questions this list seeks to answer, and it's up to you to decide.

list ordered by

1
2,170 1,129
Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Tiësto Downtempo, Vocal trance, Electro house

Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members The Worst Traits for an Employee

2
2,751 1,360
Avicii is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Avicii Electro house, Alternative dance, House music

3
2,586 1,378
Skrillex is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Skrillex Dubstep, Piano, Emo

4
2,334 1,133
Deadmau5 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Deadmau5 Minimal techno, New Wave, Electro house

5
2,629 1,178
Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Daft Punk Electronic music, House music, French house

6
2,429 900
Calvin Harris is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Calvin Harris Progressive music, Synthpop, New Wave

7
2,555 1,044
Zedd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Zedd Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

8
2,249 721
Martin Garrix is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best EDM Artists
rummy1good added Martin Garrix Electro house, Progressive house, Microhouse

9
1,418 556
Hardwell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Hardwell Progressive House, Electro House

10
1,674 770
Swedish House Mafia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Swedish House Mafia Dubstep, Euro-trance, Tech house

11
1,010 538
Alesso is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Alesso Progressive house, Electro house, EDM

12
1,299 652
Knife Party is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Knife Party Dubstep, Electro house, House music

13
1,782 894
David Guetta is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best EDM Artists
David Guetta Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

14
1,170 562
Armin van Buuren is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Armin van Buuren Vocal trance, Electro house, Neo-trance

15
1,020 487
Major Lazer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Major Lazer Hip hop music, Trap, Dubstep

The Best East Coast Rappers of All Time 30 Beautiful Women of Native American Descent

16
601 212
Galantis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Galantis Progressive House

17
1,349 488
Diplo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Diplo Hip hop music, Dubstep, Dancehall

18
790 386
Porter Robinson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Porter Robinson Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

19
625 420
Madeon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Madeon Pop music, Electro house

20
762 282
Kygo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best EDM Artists
ChrisGoodwin added Kygo Deep house, Tropical house, Downtempo

21
832 428
The Chainsmokers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best EDM Artists
liltrut added The Chainsmokers Disco, Rock music, Hip Hop

22
534 449
The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best EDM Artists
The Prodigy Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

23
1,442 676
Steve Aoki is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Steve Aoki Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

24
928 445
Kaskade is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Kaskade Dubstep, Lounge music, Deep house

25
1,148 592
Afrojack is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Afrojack Hip hop music, Pop music, Tech house

26
435 249
Nicky Romero is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Nicky Romero EDM, Electro house, Progressive house

27
465 284
Disclosure is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best EDM Artists
NickPyle added Disclosure Synthpop, Deep house, Electronic music

28
889 495
Flux Pavillion is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Flux Pavillion Dubstep, Drum and bass, Electronica

29
711 409
Nero is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Nero Dubstep, Synthpop, Electronic music

Turns Out Eric Clapton Is A Racist Hypocrite Who Blames All Of His Problems On Drugs & ... 41 Inanimate Objects Who Look Terrified

30
512 260
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Electro House, Big Room House, Dutch House

31
386 185
Axwell and Ingrosso is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Axwell ^ Ingrosso Progressive House, Electro House

32
464 370
The Chemical Brothers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best EDM Artists
The Chemical Brothers Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

33
1,129 655
Krewella is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Krewella Dubstep, Synthpop, Electro house

34
457 413
Fatboy Slim is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Fatboy Slim Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

35
446 157
DJ Snake is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best EDM Artists
DJ Snake Trap, EDM

36
316 227
Deorro is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Deorro Electro House, Melbourne Bounce

37
894 451
Bassnectar is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Bassnectar Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electronic dance music

38
567 352
Benny Benassi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Benny Benassi Dubstep, Electro, Electro house

39
430 244
R3hab is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added R3hab Trap, Electro house, House music

40
384 212
Above & Beyond is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Above & Beyond Vocal trance, Electronic music, Uplifting trance

41
263 212
Oliver Heldens is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best EDM Artists
WoutervanderHorst added Oliver Heldens Future house, Tech house, EDM

42
399 271
Adventure Club is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best EDM Artists
WoutervanderHorst added Adventure Club Dubstep

43
268 315
Moby is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Moby Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame The Greatest Guitar Rock Albums of All Time

44
249 207
W & W is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best EDM Artists
NickPyle added W & W Trance music, Progressive house music, Tech trance

45
289 272
Eric Prydz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Eric Prydz Tech house, Electro house, House music

46
191 162
Dash Berlin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Dash Berlin Trance music

47
157 128
Martin Solveig is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Martin Solveig Pop music, Deep house, Electronic music

48
283 185
Axwell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Axwell Acid house, Deep house, Electro house

49
288 304
Paul van Dyk is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Paul van Dyk Pop music, House music, Electronic dance music

50
351 55
Marshmello is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Gbi KalibataCity added Marshmello Future bass, Electronic, Progressive house